Tips for Stimulating Speech in Babies

At we believe that every baby and every child has its own learning rhythm. So we should not worry if at first we do not see significant progress in that direction.

Babies always tend to imitate and babble.  Around the first year of life is when they begin to say a few words or repeat a word. This way we can always help him with funny games to improve his lexicon little by little.

Without further delay we will see how to stimulate child to improve their speech:

1.- Above all, be patient and let him take the initiative

Then when the child is communicating or trying to say something we must not interrupt him, go ahead or start asking questions. Neither is it advisable to give him what he wants without he makes any effort.

2.- Respecting pauses and silences

Children like adults don’t speak at a given moment simply because they don’t feel like it. It’s convenient to respect their rhythms, so when they try to tell us something we will not go ahead and listen to them carefully.

Education begins from a young age and with the example of parents, if speaking time is respected they will learn to listen and speak. Because if you don’t respect them, they’ll get nervous and end up crying or anxious and that’s not what we’re looking for.

3.- Encourage them constantly

They are learning in a continuous way and therefore we must encourage them always and with language. In this way any new word or attempt is a success that we should celebrate with applause and laughter, so child will see that the new achievements are very positive.

4.- Lengthening the sentences

Another good recommendation is that we extend the sentences by adding more complementary words. For example if he are used to saying one or two words, we can add to the sentence some more. In this way, if the child has said, baby run, we repeat, the baby runs a lot, so we accustom him to a more complete and enriched language.

5.- Adjusting to your rhythm and capabilities

When we talk to children and small babies we must adjust to their abilities and try to speak better, more slowly and with the use of simpler words and therefore easy to understand. This rule can be avoided when we talk to other people even though he is ahead, he will also learn from all this a valuable lesson.

6.- It is not advisable to make constant corrections directly

At this early age they will start by imitating sounds and use these sounds to name objects in their environment, for example the dog will be called guau, what we can do is to confirm it so that it self reaffirms and say [Yes, it is a dog[. But as we have commented we should not correct them and more with an authoritarian tone, because they are only repeating the words as they are listening and associating. In this process every child goes at their own pace and we have to respect it.

7.- Singing together and learning in a fun way

Words in a song are always easier to remember, especially the chorus because it is more fun, melodious and rhythmic and also repeated. At this age they are learned as they need and see. Children’s songs are often a great stimulus for speech learning.

8.- Find the right moment and environment

We must carry out these exercises in a suitable environment, with room to play, without too many noises or charging music and with toys that give free rein to his imagination and initiative, taking whatever he see or likes at his whim. In this way if we unite that will also lead to a development of the cognitive system together with that of psychomotricity, its improvement in language acquisition will be remarkable.

9.- Ask him questions of choice

Do you want to play this or this? this way we will encourage them and help name things. Since this effort will be rewarded with the toy or thing of his choice, so he will see this dynamic and also he will like to ask to go where he wants.

10. Play games together

Games cannot be lacking in the learning of children. From the sound translator to learn how to discriminate sounds like the phone, doorbell, washing machine or car. Playing hide-and-seek making sounds from different places in the house will help you learn how to locate sounds. The I see, or the I stick out the tongue are also games that will encourage the speech and will strengthen and improve the lingual motor.

11. To tell tales

One that can’t be missed and that’s a lifetime. They will listen carefully to the tale and stories that will allow them to understand the adventures and misfortunes of their protagonists. Communication is one of our most precious tools for sharing information and relating among human beings. So little by little he will leave the cries that will be replaced by words and then phrases that will help us to understand him better.

Well so far our article today we hope that these fun and practical tips will help you, and as always and a common factor that can not miss in the learning of babies and children, the games. Our way of interacting with them and the language will set guidelines that they will then try to imitate. Remember that music is always a good ally to stimulate them.

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